I think saying that magnesium can destroy your intestines is ridiculous!!
Magnesium is a necessary mineral, as a matter of fact if you take calcium supplements for your bone health (I take only calcium citrate since it's non constipating - most other calciums are very constipating) the good ones will include some magnesium since it helps your body absorb the calcium more efficiently.
I think if you have certain very precise allergies, you have to watch just about everything you eat and certainly any supplements.
All I know is that some of you are getting some or good relief from GERD symptoms because of the DGL supplement.
I know that I CURED MYSELF OF GERD IN A MONTH. Of course, I only had GERD symptoms for about 1 1/2 months and I think that since it took me one month to get over the symptoms it might take many of you much longer. It all depends on the individual.
RandyDandy, I'm thrilled for you that you are on your way to good health. I'm glad that I kept posting. All I know is that the DGL helped me so it's definitely something one should try. This is like an experiment, I have people I know on the DGL now and they are NO LONGER TAKING DRUGS. One person was on Nexium for 10 YEARS, he is managing well without it now with the DGL.
This, of course, doesn't mean that you should just go out and eat anything you want. I am still careful about what I eat but then I always was and that was the reason why I couldn't figure out how I got GERD. I did come to the conclusion that I got GERD because of the ADVIL I was taking (especially at night) for an accident I had in my home and resulting pain.
Good luck everyone